After canceling my Sephora Play! subscription several years ago, I never thought I’d consider a subscription box again. However, after reading countless subscription box unboxings from Hunida, I found myself drawn to the Ipsy Glam Bag & Boxycharm.
Needless to say given the title of this post, I decided to subscribe to Boxycharm. Please keep reading for my Boxycharm Unboxing for the Boxycharm October 2019 box.
What is Boxycharm?
Boxycharm is most well known as a subscription box service that features 4-5 full-size beauty products worth $125+ in value for only $21.00 USD a month (note: the monthly price is now $25.00 USD). In addition to the basic Boxycharm box, the brand also offers a Boxycharm Premium box (featuring 6-7 full-size beauty products worth $175+ in value for $35.00 USD a month), and BoxyLuxe, a seasonal box valued at $275.00 USD+ that is released every three months.
Outside of the subscription services, Boxycharm hosts an online shop featuring past products included in boxes, as well as previous boxes. Many items are available at heavily discounted prices and a small bunch of items can be added to monthly Boxycharm boxes. Also, Boxycharm rewards its subscribers with charm points that can be applied towards purchases once a certain number of points are accumulated.
Why did I subscribe to Boxycharm?
Ultimately, I felt like subscription services had changed a lot since I received my last Sephora Play! box in early 2017. Instead of stingy sample-size products, many boxes now feature full-size products that retail for high values.
Realistically, as a beauty fiend and marketer, I know that much of what ends up in most boxes either come from small, challenger brands trying to grow their awareness or from established brands trying to offload overstocked products. Nevertheless, I’ve seen some pretty amazing items in previous Boxycharm unboxings on YouTube and WordPress.
Although I considered the IPSY Glam bag, I decided to go with Boxycharm after watching countless box comparison videos online. All in all, Boxycharm seemed to feature more products that I was interested in potentially receiving.
October 2019 Boxycharm Unboxing
First, I need to point out that I felt a little uneasy about receiving my first box when it was revealed that subscribers were receiving either the Dose of Colors x iLuvSarahii Palette or one of the brand’s beloved, 5-pan matte palettes. My nerves stemmed from the fact that I own two of the brand’s matte palettes, as well as the iLuvSarahii collaboration palette.
Boxycharm October 2019: Dose of Colors, Iconic London, Touch in Sol, Elemis
I love the Dose of Colors Eyeshadow formula, but I was nervous I’d receive a duplicate palette from the brand given that I already own two of the 5-pan palettes and the Iluvsarahii palette. I’m happy to report that I received an iteration that I did not already own. I received the Marvelous Mauves Palette.
Elemis is a brand that I’ve always known about but never tried. Given how ghost-like I’ve been feeling due to my burdensome school and work schedule, I am excited to try the Superfood Vital Veggie Mask. Between the lack of sleep, lack of proper eating, and lack of hydration, I need all the brightening and skin-smoothing help that I can get!
I love a good gloss and I love trying brands that are new to me, so receiving the Iconic London Nearly Nude Gloss was a total win for me. However, I do not believe that this gloss is actually worth $26.00 USD. At the $26.00 USD price point, this gloss is $8.00 USD more than the Fenty Gloss Bombs…
Illuminati – Black Cosmetic Sponge | Retail Value: $21.00 USD
There is no way that this sponge from a virtually unknown brand is actually worth $21.00 USD… this would price the Illuminati Sponge above the Beauty Blender sponges. Nevertheless, I am a sponge applicator fanatic for seamlessly applying base and cheek products.
Touch in Sol | Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm | Retail Value: $35.00 USD, CF
Despite having oily skin, I am super excited to try the Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm with both my tinted moisturizers and my magnifying foundations. I am hopeful that this primer will give my skin some radiance without making me look like a greaseball.
Boxycharm October 2019: Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves, Iconic London Lip Gloss, Touch in Sol Glossy Balm
Final Thoughts on the October 2019 Boxycharm Box
Despite my initial concerns, I’m thrilled with my October Boxycharm Box. Not only did I receive a wide product from skincare to color makeup and applicators, but I received items that I will genuinely use. Personally, my biggest fear with this subscription box is that I’ll receive too many items that I already own.
Although I am an eyeshadow palette hoarder, I am most excited by the Touch in Sol Glassy Skin Balm and the Iconic London Lip Plumping Gloss. I love products that make me feel more naturally radiant and lush and I am always excited to try brands that are new to me.
Given that I opted for a 6-month subscription, I will have time to assess how I feel about the box, overall. I plan to analyze how much of each box I use or want to use each month to determine whether the box is worth the price tag.